Q. Do you realize that those fares from Allegiant Airlines are not what they seem? The advertised price does not include seat selection which they charge $12 - $15 each way, plus a $13.50 fee for buying online, plus a $7.50 priority boarding fee, not to mention baggage fees. So by the time you actually finish, the price has at least doubled. Were you aware of this?

A. Those are all easily avoidable frills. You don't have to pre-select a seat, and -if you're a light packer - don't check any bags. You can even avoid the $13.50 fee by purchasing your ticket at the Allegiant counter at the airport in advance, which is admittedly a little strange but still within the realm of doable.

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